Welcome to the KISS Rebreathers website. As you are here, you must be somewhat interested in rebreathers. If you are thinking about buying a rebreather, thank you for considering a KISS.
We know that purchasing a rebreather is a big decision for most divers and we built this website to help aid divers in getting educated in how rebreathers work, and what options are available. We want all divers to make informed purchase decisions. We want you to choose a unit which fits your diving needs, your budget, and where you get the features that you desire in a rebreather. You will, no doubt, be diving this rebreather for many years and we would like you to think about your decision carefully. When analysing the information try to think beyond your upcoming training course and the next few dives. Try and think about the long term benefits or problems you may experience.
In our website you will find our informative brochure which helps you understand some of the questions you should be asking about the rebreathers, and it provides our comments and answers. It also provides descriptions of the rebreathers, boosters and computers.
You will also find our complete price sheets for the rebreathers and all of our parts. Most of the parts are accompanied with a photo to aid in identification.
Lone Star Scuba is sponsoring a Tech Day (Side Mount Hollis and KISS CCR) at the pool. Gary Gressett will be showing the Spirit and allowing qualified divers a chance to DEMO.
Check here for information.
KISS Rebreathers is located in the Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada. They have been building and designing rebreathers since 1995, with the first units being sold in 1998.
The KISS philosophy of keep it simple is applied to all products designed and built by KISS Rebreathers. The most reliable machines are those that are straightforward, easy to use, and easy to repair, regardless of what function they are meant to perform. When designing a machine that is meant to go underwater and that is life support equipment, KISS Rebreathers feels that it is especially important to follow the keep it simple philosophy. It is important to remember that everything eventually fails, and this is certainly true for any product that is taken underwater.
With this mind, the KISS rebreathers were designed to be durable, yet easy to assemble, dive and learn how to use.
KISS Rebreathers is a member of RESA, The Rebreather Education & Safety Association, and works with other industry members who strive to improve safety and education in the rebreather industry.
I just dove my Sport KISS for seven glorious days aboard Sea Hunter at Cocos Island (Island of the sharks). Most of the dives were pretty deep (137’ max for me) and I experienced strong surge, sharp rocks, and some violent jostling on the deco line. And of course lots o’ sharks.
My unit, #146 did not so much as suffer a hiccup at this rather severe and isolated location known for strong currents, limited visibility, and extreme diving conditions. I brought along a few spares but needed not a one. My unit also fell off a bench with a loud bang, flush onto the deck, and nothing cracked, broke, or bent. It was little embarrassing to have 18 heads swivel in my direction though… I continue to be impressed with the virtually effortless WOB during the heavy exertion of pushing a big fat video rig against the current. I feel utterly safe on this rebreather and love the easy maintenance, back mounted counter lungs, reliability, and low weight.
There were nine other Sports onboard and as far as I know not one experienced a failure of any kind. You make a great product and your company’s customer service is as good as any in the world.
Steve Clark Films